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Red Flags Rule Compliance Delayed Through June 1, 2010

October 30, 2009

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would further delay enforcement of its "red flags" identify theft rule, which would have gone into effect this Saturday, Nov. 1. The new compliance date is June 1, 2010.

Thanks to many ADA and CDA members contacting lawmakers, the FTC has granted this extension to assist small businesses. This latest extension of the enforcement moratorium gives more time to build support in Congress for a bill that would permanently exempt most dental offices from the rule.

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ADA Action Alert: Repeal Insurance Industry Antitrust Exemptions

October 23, 2009

The ADA has long encouraged Congress to repeal an insurance industry exemption from federal antitrust laws. The exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly in setting rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny. When this type of behavior is allowed, consumers are hurt by a reduction in innovation and variety in the marketplace compared to what would be offered in an atmosphere of robust competition between insurance providers.

Dentists have recently come together to ask Congress to revisit this exemption, asking that the antitrust exemptions be repealed as part of healthcare reform. If you have not already done so, please take 5 minutes today to send a letter to your members of Congress in support of the repeal. Click here to send a letter using the easy-to-use Capwiz software.

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U.S. House Passes Legislation Providing Red Flags Rule Exemption, Senate to Consider

October 23, 2009

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would exempt small businesses, including most private practice dentists, from the "Red Flags" identity theft rules slated to take effect November 1. The bill, H.R. 3763, would provide an exemption for healthcare, law and accounting practices with 20 or fewer employees and give the Federal Trade Commission the flexibility to waive the rule for other industries and professions.

The bill will now go before the Senate for consideration. The Senate must also pass the bill before the exemption will take effect.

State Board Adopts Licensure Rule, Returns Anesthesia Rule to Committee

October 23, 2009

On Wednesday, the State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) met to consider proposed revisions to its licensure and anesthesia rules.

The Board adopted proposed changes to the licensure reinstatement rule with minor amendments for clarification. The revisions improve consistency across licensees and type of licensure, and give more flexibility in reinstatement of lapsed licenses than previously had been allowed. This revision applies only to dentists and dental hygienists whose licenses have lapsed.

Discussions continued on the rule proposal that would modify the anesthesia permit structure.

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Board of Health Approves New X-Ray Regulations

October 23, 2009

On Wednesday, the Colorado Board of Health met to consider proposed revisions to its rules on radiation control, which include provisions governing the use of dental x-ray equipment.

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Carve Out Bill for Medicaid Dental Program Moves Forward

October 23, 2009

Medicaid provider participation and provider reimbursement rates are dangerously low in Colorado. A "carve out" is one option that could help address this issue and ensure sustainability and success for the program into the future.

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